Kansas City Chiefs Top Fantasy Football Scorers: #1
Alex Smith – QB
Yes, the Kansas City Chiefs top scoring Fantasy Football player for 2016 was quarterback Alex Smith. However, that is hardly surprising as quarterbacks make up the top scoring players every year. In fact, only seven non-quarterbacks scored more points than Smith did this year. Of course, that hardly means he had a strong season.
Here is how Alex Smith’s performance stacked up in 2016:
- 212 points (13.3 per week)
- 22nd out of all QBs
- Owned by 31.1% of teams
- Started by 16.5% of teams
In your standard 12 team leagues, Smith was a decent backup to have. However, relying on him for anything more than that was a pretty big gamble. Alex Smith just isn’t the kind of quarterback who will regularly go out there and throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a game. It’s rare and far between that those kinds of games happen for him.
2017 Draft Position: 12th round
You don’t want to take your backup quarterback too early in Fantasy Football. However, you also don’t want to be stuck taking an actual backup and relying on an injury. Taking another starter is the way to go, and you want to try and get as decent a backup as possible. However, how decent Alex Smith is can certainly be argued.
All in all, it wasn’t an overly impressive year in Fantasy Football for the Kansas City Chiefs. However, there were some big scorers for the team. Moving forward, you can expect Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs defense to get plenty of attention. We’ll see what the future has in store for the rest of the team.